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The Brown Lantern Ale House

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412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221
(360) 293-2544
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local Tavern with Attitude

This Anacortes staple is a must visit for the beer and burger crowd, oh they have way more than just that for drinking and eating! This is the type of place that you hang out eat, drink and watch sports or listen to live events, meet new people, and people watch, it all just feels like you want to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Thomas B
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Eastsound, Washington
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Eastsound, Washington
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Anacortes staple is a must visit for the beer and burger crowd, oh they have way more than just that for drinking and eating! This is the type of place that you hang out eat, drink and watch sports or listen to live events, meet new people, and people watch, it all just feels like you want to be... More 

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Thank Thomas B
Bellingham, Washington
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

That was actually meant as a complement, not a wise-guy remark. Yesterday I took two guests for a drive into Anacortes and we thought we'd do a hike and take a gander at the islands. Since it was lunchtime we looked around for a place to eat. There was one cafe open, but with a rather sleepy crowd inside. We... More 

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Thank Kenpasha
Dalton, Georgia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great happy hour prices that go on late for the working crowd Nice couple of guys playing live music.

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Thank handywmyn
Oak Harbor, Washington
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know I have reviewed this place before but it is just that good. Service is great, food is good and beer is cold... All in all just a good place to eat !

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Thank Al R
Mendoza, Argentina
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Seems like every time we get away from the kids it's to the brown. The beer is good and the food is nice bar food. There is always a nice mix of people and the outdoor area is a great retreat in nicer weather.

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Thank Jbthomsen
Chewelah
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Reasonably priced excellent food. Lots of beers on tap. All of us were super happy with our dinners!

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Thank Barbara B
Anacortes, Washington
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316 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

This is a hopping place. On a Wednesday night there were lots of people. It was obvious that they were locals and most knew each other. I had the chile. It sure put a snag in my hope. The atmosphere is great, and is nice where everyone (young and old) are having a good time with their food and libations.... More 

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Thank zip98221
Anacortes, Washington
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The BROWN, as it is called by locals is the best place to gather with "your group", be it the guys or gals after work, a GEEZERS' walking group, a sports team after the game, a bunch of loud & fiesty women older than dirt (like me!), or a younger couple just eager to hang out in a lively gathering... More 

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Thank SkagitSam
Oak Harbor, Washington
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Not much to look at but great food, great people and great drink specials... Have eaten everything from their fish and Oysters to their burgers and all are Yummy. Give them a try

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Thank Al R
Bowling Green, Missouri
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Light snacks and a drink each. It was a nice evening once we arrived in town late. We sit on the restaurant side vs. the bar side. Much quieter. Would like to go back and dive a bit deeper into the menu.

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Thank srac573

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 412 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  Fidalgo Island  >  Anacortes
  • Phone Number: (360) 293-2544

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?